As promised by the Weather Channel (see previous blog post) the weekend was GLORIOUS!!! Actually Sunday was far nicer than Saturday….a picture perfect spring experience!
Above: Meg (right) and her daughter Lillian (left) and I were chillin out on the mats in the front yard as I was combing Meg out getting her ready for her spring bath. What you don’t see in this shot is the mountain of Chow fur behind me from my molting water buffalo/chows. Steve grabbed the camera and got this rare shot of both chows together . I’ll always treasure this moment with my dogs and this photo!!
Steve and I went out for lunch yesterday and wanted to go to a place with outdoor dining. We hadn’t been to McMennamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse in Hillsboro in ages and what a treat. They had updated their outdoor area and the landscaping was spectacular!!! The forsythia (yellow shrub) was in full bloom and the magnolias budding out and ready to burst into flower.
The house is an historic 1840’s property and has been tastefully converted into tavern dining space…McMennamins brew their own beer and distill their spirits and are wine producers as well….and the food rocks from the funky designer burgers to “Northwest” style cuisine like the seared Ahi Tuna I had with wasabi and ginger!! Yummers!!!
My wild trilliums returned this year after disappearing for 4 years!! So bizarre and an incredible sight to behold
The first of this year’s hellebore blooms starting to form a seed pod. Very orchid like
White daffodils from a local breeder….sunning themselves
One of my wild garden art creations. A 1950’s swag lamp I mosaiced
More hellebore blooms
Orange garden art